Tell me your story for a chance to win FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY!!

That's right, people, I'm going to shoot a wedding in 2011 FOR FREE for ONE lucky couple!!!!!

How do you enter?  Simple:

Every couple has a story.  I want to know yours.  Send me your story (how you met, fell in love, got engaged, any odds that were overcome, trials, etc.), plus a recent photo of you and your fiance,

AND

 a reason why you think you should win (This may or may not be a part of your story).  If you aren't getting married, but know someone with a great story who is, feel free to enter them (just make sure they want me to shoot their wedding and like/know my style before you enter them!)!!!  Email your story with an attached photo to chrissydemingphotography@gmail.com

Deadline for Entry is Friday, February 11th, 2011!!!!  (

The Friday before Valentine's Day.  Romantic, no? ;])

*The Fine Print:

-Must already be engaged and have your wedding date set

-Wedding must take place in 2011

-Anyone, anywhere, can enter to win, but if you are more than 100 miles outside of DeKalb, IL, you will be responsible for travel expenses if you win.  

-Must be willing to have the photo you submit and your story posted on my blog.

-The wedding date must be for a day I'm not already booked

-I ask that you at least check out my previous stuff and make sure you like my style and would actually be happy having me shoot your wedding before you enter. Please don't enter just because it's free! ;) 

-Your story MUST BE TRUE.  Don't be that jerk that enters just to win something free.  This contest is for someone who really needs it. :)

-You cannot be a current client (and by this I mean have already signed a contract and placed a deposit)

How do you win?

Seth and I will narrow it down to the top 3 couples.  I will then post their photo along with their story here on the blog on Friday, February 18th.  From there, I will have a panel of judges that will select the lucky couple!!!!

But wait, there's more! I'm throwing in a little something to spice it up:  After the top 3 are posted, friends and family of the couples will have the chance to comment on the post and add any details about the couple they think the judges should know.  The amount of comments a couple has will in no way influence the outcome of the contest.  They will simply help the judges get to know the contestants a little more.  Consider them character references, if you wish. :)

What exactly will you be winning?

-Up to 8 hours of coverage on your wedding day by me and my wonderful husband, Seth

-Disc of edited pictures with printing rights

-An engagement session with 40-50 images on a disc with printing rights

THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH!!

So there it is!  LET THE SUBMISSIONS BEGIN!!! :) :) :)

Leave any questions in the comment section and I'll answer them to the best of my ability. :)  Happy entering!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :)